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Trump administration steps up communications with China as tariffs loom

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:01pm
The Trump administration has stepped up its communications with China over trade, the White House's top economic adviser said on Wednesday, as people familiar with the effort said an invitation for a new round of trade talks was sent to Beijing.

Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, Watch turns to health

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:50pm
Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones.

Dow, S&P 500 end up slightly after trade talk news; Apple slips

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:49pm
The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks, while the Nasdaq fell following a decline in Apple as it unveiled larger iPhones but made just minor changes to its offerings.

Colonial will not change fuel specs ahead of Hurricane Florence

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:48pm
A major pipeline operator that sends gasoline to the U.S. Southeast said on Wednesday it does not expect to take full advantage of a government waiver aimed at ensuring adequate fuel supplies to the region.

Trump signs order to enable sanctions for U.S. election meddling

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:32pm
Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

Owning Tesla shares about the riskiest it has ever been: options data

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:12pm
Owning electric carmaker Tesla Inc's shares is close to the riskiest it has ever been, data by options database and analytics firm OptionMetrics showed on Wednesday.

NFL season kicks off sports betting surge for DraftKings

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:05pm
The start of the National Football League season brought a rush of online betting for sports wagering provider DraftKings, where total bets in a single day equaled 10 percent of the number of bets placed over the previous five weeks, the company said.

Russian pleads guilty in U.S. to operating Kelihos botnet

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:47pm
A Russian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. federal court in Connecticut to criminal hacking charges stemming from his operation of the Kelihos botnet, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Global stocks look for direction in trade strife, oil prices leap

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:28pm
An index of global stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by a report that Washington is proposing a new round of trade talks with Beijing and as resurgent oil prices pumped up energy shares.

NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:20pm
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday, opening the door to landing humans on Mars.

60 Minutes Jeff Fager leaving CBS after reports of inappropriate behavior

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:05pm
The executive producer of the CBS television program "60 Minutes," Jeff Fager, is leaving CBS News, according to a company memo on Wednesday, amid reports of inappropriate behavior.

Stormy Daniels promises to tell all in memoir due out October 2

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 3:02pm
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who has claimed she had a sexual encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump a decade ago, said on Wednesday that she has written a no holds barred memoir about her running legal battles with Trump and her life as a stripper.

Judge strikes down 95-year-old California ban on storefront handgun ads

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:58pm
A federal judge has struck down a 95-year-old California law banning firearms dealers from placing ads for handguns or images of handguns on their storefronts.

Tesla investor says SEC asked it about 'funding secured' tweet

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:53pm
Tesla Inc's biggest institutional investor said on Wednesday it was questioned by U.S. securities regulators about Elon Musk's now-abandoned plans to take the electric carmaker private and that the chief executive needed help running the company.

European NATO jets showcase unified Russian deterrence

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:36pm
British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.

Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse: Vatican

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:26pm
Pope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from around the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to come to grips with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.

Special Report: Slamming the door - How Trump transformed U.S. refugee program

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:27am
On Jan. 19, 2017, Aden Hassan’s long wait to start a new life ended when he stepped off a plane in Columbus, Ohio, half a world away from the Kenyan refugee camp where he had lived for a decade.

Rhode Island governor faces primary challenger from left

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:18am
Rhode Island's governor is the latest Democrat to face a challenge from the party's left-wing flank ahead of November elections as she heads into a hard-fought nominating contest on Wednesday, one of the last of the year.

EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:57am
The European Union must flex its muscles as a world power, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he spoke critically of U.S. President Donald Trump's retreat from international engagement.

Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 4:36am
President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said.